Aston Villa are still searching for their next manager.
Steve Bruce was sacked following the 3-3 draw with Preston North End last week, which brought to an end his two-year reign at the Midlands club.
The pressure finally told for the ex-Hull City boss, with the board relieving him of his duties.
Villa were beaten 2-1 by Millwall at the weekend, as caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald stepped into the hot seat.
The defeat suggested that the Villa players need someone to come in sooner rather than later to steady the ship, and get them to kick on after a poor start.
Some names being linked with the job are John Terry, Rui Faria and Dean Smith.
Thierry Henry was also supposedly in the running, but he is now set to join AS Monaco according to the latest reports.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has also been linked, but the ex-Liverpool manager ruled himself out.
Sam Allardyce expresses interest
One man who appears to be interested in the vacancy at Villa Park is Sam Allardyce.
Speaking on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT, he said: “I’m not too sure whether I fancy the Aston Villa job at the moment – I’m watching football, travelling the world.
“But I suppose if there is any contact, like anybody else, I would talk to them.
“I would speak to them.”
The wrong choice
Allardyce knows a lot about saving teams from the threat of relegation. He isn’t so experienced when it comes to dragging a team up into the Premier League from the Championship – although he did manage to do it once with West Ham United in 2012.
Allardyce’s brand of football is not dissimilar to that of Bruce’s, which the majority of Villa fans grew tired of.
The former England man has his uses in the football management scene, but Villa need a change.
Villa need a younger man at the helm who is full of fresh ideas and can implement an attractive brand that will bring about positive results.
Some Villa fans definitely don’t want him
There has been a big reaction to Allardyce linking himself with the job, and some Villa supporters are against him succeeding Bruce:
— Vernon Morrissey (@villa_vernon) 10 October 2018
— Stuart 💎 (@stuartbutt) 10 October 2018
The football has been unattractive under Bruce this season. Villa should appoint a younger manager who can inspire the team to entertain the fans. Early days, but look how well Lampard is doing with Derby.
— John (@john_leadbetter) 10 October 2018
Thanks but no thanks Sam.
— David (@Dave87Harrold) 10 October 2018
No thanks we’ve just got rid of one dinosaur we don’t want another
— Ben Randall (@Benjmeister85) 10 October 2018
How nice of him to be prepared to talk to us, the arrogance
— kris fellows (@krisfellows) 10 October 2018
— A55hall (@a55hall) 10 October 2018
Jog on Samuel.
— Grumpy Bill (@BigGrumpyBill) 10 October 2018
No no hell no, Sam is a busted flush as a manager, nobody wants his type of anti football anymore
— Kevin Jinks (@ksjinks1208) 10 October 2018
No thanks, would rather stick forks in my eyes than watch his brand of football. He’s a dinosaur and us Villans want to keep it Villa Park not Jurassic Park. Jog on Sam!
— Steve (@Stevieboy007) 10 October 2018